Ghost Against Ghost was first envisioned in a dream. Exhilarated by the boundless energy of conceptual post rock, dystopian epics, and neo-romanticism, producer/composer Christopher Bono assembled a group of electroacoustic musicians and began performing in New York in 2008. His latest, the Checkpoint Charlie EP, is a two-track EP that offers a glimpse of what to expect on his upcoming album, Oia.
The Checkpoint Charlie EP is a living piece that establishes itself with every listen. Recorded in Prague and featuring a 46-person string orchestra including members of the Czech and Prague Philharmonics, the EP is a dramatic, dreamy experiment of lush and dark harmonies meeting thunderous, head-splitting guitar. The two tracks total 14:30 in length and are accompanied by two radio edits of the breathing, beautiful, and psychedelic “Checkpoint Charlie, pt. 1”, entitled “Contact” and “Eye Light”.
“Bono…has quickly been garnering accolades with his refusal to bend toward traditional music-creation conformity and a strong knack for creating vivid imagery through his pure yet distinctly zestful works.”
– Alto Riot!
“This is an artist just totally hitting his stride.”
– Second Inversion
RIYL: Explosions in the Sky, Swans, Mogwai, Trent Reznor, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Igor Stravinsky
Going for Adds 5/4 & 5/5
Label: Our Silent Canvas